Derrick Brown because of his injury and Doğuş Balbay and Birkan Batuk, those will play in the Turkish National Team didn’t wear the jersey in this match.
Starting the match with Adams, Ledo, Simon, Dunston, and Stimac Anadolu Efes’s first points were shot by Adams. After Simon’s basket, Stimac and Adams duo, continued to score and our team was leading the score table at the 4th minute with the score of 10-7. After the three-pointer, Ledo scored, and the rival team’s points, the score table was set to a balanced score of 13-13 when the television time-out was called. Returning from the time-out Motum scored a three-pointer and our team was leading the score again at the 7th minute: 16-15. In this minute our new player Dragic started to participate within the game, then with our Slovenian player’s assist Dunston score at the 7:30 minutes of the game and set the balanced score to 18-18. After McCollum’s 1 point from the free-throw line, our team continued to score with Dunston from the underneath, that he scored with 2 baskets and Anadolu Efes was 1 point ahead in the last minute of the quarter: 23-22. Remaining 1-minute duration Simon defended the hoop and scored a three-pointer in the last second and thus Anadolu Efes finished the first 10 minutes 26-22 ahead. Starting the second quarter with Motum’s 2 points through the free-throw line, Anadolu Efes set the score to 28-25 at the 11th minute. Coach Perasovic called a time-out when the score was brought to 28-29 at the 13th minute. Returning from the time-out Adams and Dunston’s scores brought down the score difference to 1 point at the 14:40, then the hosting team raised the score difference to 6 points in the following 1 minute and so Perasovic called for another time-out also: 32-38. Returning from the time-out Dunston and McCollum scored a 4-0 series and our team brought down the score difference to 2 points at the 16th minute: 36-38. Remaining duration Simon scored 4, Adams and Dragic scored 2 points each and Anadolu Efes was trailing at the end of the first half with the score of 47-44.
Starting the second half with Stimac and Ledo duo’s points, Anadolu Efes was leading the score at the 22nd minute again: 48-47. After Stimac’s one point from the free-throw line, the score was balanced out 49-49- at the 23rd minute, then with the rival team’s consecutive points set the score to 49-56 at the 25th minute. In this minute the television time-out was called, then returning from it Stimac and Motum scored 4 points and our team brought down the score difference to 3 points at 26:30 minutes: 53-56. Remaining 3:30 minutes, Adams, Dunston, and Dragic scored and our team was trailing at the end of the third quarter with the score of 66-61. Starting off of the final quarter, when the score was brought to 61-1 in the first 2 minutes of the quarter, coach Perasovic called a time-out. Returning from the time-out Ledo scored a three-pointer at the 32:30 and brought down the score difference to 7 points: 64-71. Anadolu Efes scored another point with Ledo and brought the score to 66-74 at the 33:30 minute, then the hosting team’s points set the score table to 66-78 at the 34:30. With Simon and Motum’s points our team was trailing 80-71 at the 35th minute, then Ledo and Dunston scored three-points each and set the score to 77-84 at the 36:0 minute. Adams grabbed the basketball with a good defense and scored 2 baskets from the free-throw line, thus the score difference was brought down to 5 points at the last 2:45 minutes of the match: 79-84. Motum scored 2 points from free-throw also, then our team brought the score to 81-86 at the last 2:10 minutes of the match. Ledo’s defensive rebound was turned into a reversed dunk by Dunston and our team brought down the score difference to 3 points at the last 1:40 minutes of the match: 83-86. Remaining duration our team was unable to score and lost the game with the score of 91-83.